Oliver Stone: Hollywood ‘Too Fragile, Too Sensitive’

Oliver Stone: Hollywood ‘Too Fragile, Too Sensitive’

July 13, 2020

In an interview with the New York Times, dictator-loving filmmaker Oliver Stone said he’s no longer “anxious” to make movies in a Hollywood that’s “too fragile, too sensitive,” and “like an Alice in Wonderland tea party.”

“The problem is in Hollywood. It’s just so expensive — the marketing,” Stone complained. “Everything has become too fragile, too sensitive. Hollywood now — you can’t make a film without a Covid adviser. You can’t make a film without a sensitivity counselor. It’s ridiculous… The Academy changes its mind every five, ten, two months about what it’s trying to keep up with. It’s politically correct [expletive], and it’s not a world I’m anxious to run out into. I’ve never seen it quite mad like this. It’s like an “Alice in Wonderland” tea party.

“[F]ilms are going to be very expensive to make now, because you need to take all these precautions, and a 50-day shoot becomes a 60-day shoot, and social distancing for actors. That’s what I’m talking about.”

So Stone is chafing at Hollywood’s political correctness, but only because it’s inconvenient for his filmmaking.

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